Fabrizio Messina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Informatics
University of Catania
Via S. Sofia, 64 95126 Catania
messina AT dmi DOT unict DOT it
Tel. +39.095.7337.303
Office 302

Editorial Activities

  • Special issue (deadline November 1, 2018) on Security and Trust in Cloud application life-cycle management, Elsevier. Managing Editor: Dr. Alessandra De Benedictis, University of Naples Federico II, Italy; Dr. Fabrizio Messina, University of Catania, Italy; Prof. Douglas D. J. de Macedo, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil; Prof. Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, VA, USA
  • IEEE Access Special Section (deadline October 31, 2018) on Applications on Big Data in Social Sciences, IEEE Access. Associate Editor: Prof. Pasquale De Meo University of Messina Italy, Guest Editors: Dr. Fabrizio Messina University of Catania, Italy, Prof. Michael Sheng Macquarie University, Australia, Prof. Jianguo Yao Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China Prof. Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
  • Special issue (deadline August 6, 2018) on Recent trends in flocking control and communication for Unmanned vehicles, Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier). GEs: Dr. Fabrizio Messina, Prof. Pasquale De Meo (University of Messina Italy), Prof. A. Vasilakos (Innopolis University, Russia)
  • Since January 2017: Managing Editor of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing
  • January 2016 -- December 2016: Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing
  • 2015: Guest editor for the Special Issue on Cloud-based Simulations and Data Analysis, journal: Scientific Programming
  • 2016: Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Analysis and Simulations of Complex Digital Ecosystems: Recent Trends and Advances, journal: Complexity
  • Reviewer for the following International journals:
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems.
    • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.
    • IEEE Access.
    • Information Sciences – Elsevier.
    • IEEE IoT.
    • IEEE Communication Magazine.
    • Concurrency and Computation, Practice and Experience – Wiley.
    • Journal of Supercomputing – Elsevier.
    • International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing – Inderscience.
    • Enterprise Information Systems – Taylor & Francis.
    • Computer Networks – Elsevier.
    • International Journal of Network Management – wiley
    • Journal of Network and Computer Applications – Elsevier.
    • Journal of Systems Architecture – Elsevier.
    • Information Fusion – Elsevier.

Award

  • 2017 - Best paper award finalist - 14 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control - A Reputation Framework to Share Resources into IoT-based Smart Environments by Pasquale De Meo, Fabrizio Messina, Maria Nadia Postorino, Domenico Rosaci and Giuseppe M.L. Sarne.
  • 2015 - Best paper award - 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing - A Distributed Reputation-based Framework to Support Communication Resources Sharing by Antonello Comi, Lidia Fotia, Fabrizio Messina, G.Pappalardo, Domenico Rosaci, and Giuseppe M. L. Sarne.
  • 2014 - Best paper award - 6th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS): Messina, Fabrizio, Giuseppe Pappalardo, and Corrado Santoro. Decentralised Resource Finding and Allocation in Cloud Federations. Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS), 2014 International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.

International Conferences

Attended:

  • 2010 - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Riccione, Italy.
  • 2012 - International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS), Palermo, Italy.
  • 2012 - Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, (WETICE). Evry, France.
  • 2013 - International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS. Taiwan.
  • 2013 - Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE. Hammamet, Tunisia.
  • 2013 - International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation (MAS&S). Koblenz, Germany.
  • 2014 - Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE. Parma, Italy.
  • 2014 - International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS. Birmingham, (UK).
  • 2014 - International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS. Salerno, Italy.
  • 2014 - International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems. IDCS, Italy.
  • 2014 - International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC), Madrid, spain.
  • 2015 - International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC), Guimaraes, Portugal.
  • 2015 - Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE. Cipro.
  • 2015 - International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems. CoopIS 2015. Rodi.

Organized:

  • 2018 - Special Session Co-Chair, 15th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), China. SS13: Machine Learning for Predictive algorithms on Industrial Applications (MYOPIA)
  • 2018 - Special Session Co-Chair, 15th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Calabria, Italy. SS10: Analyzing the Relation between Modern digital Infrastructures and Human Behaviors
  • 2018 - Track Co-chair, CDCGM 2018 (Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management), IEEE WETICE International conference.
  • 2017 - Track co-chair, EIDWT-2017 (International Conference on Emerging Internetworking, Data & Web Technologies). Track: Network Protocols, modelling, optimization and Performance Evaluation.
  • 2017 - Track Co-chair, CDCGM 2017 (Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management), IEEE WETICE International conference.
  • 2017 - Track Co-Chair, IEEE 3PGCIC-2017 (International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing), Track: Data Storage in Distributed Computation and Cloud Systems.
  • 2016 - Track Co-Chair, CDCGM-2016 (Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management), within IEEE WETICE International Conference
  • 2015 - Track Co-Chair, CDCGM-2015 (Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management), IEEE WETICE.
  • 2015 - Program co-chair: IEEE 3PGCIC 2015 - International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet computing.
  • 2015 - Program co-chair: ICLS-2015 Workshop (Intelligent Computing at Large scale), hosted by IEEE CISIS-2015.
  • 2014 - Track co-chair, CDCGM-2014 (Convergence of Distributed Clouds, Grids and their Management), IEEE WETICE

Program Committee membership

  • 2018 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), China.
  • 2017 International Conference on Cloud Computing: Services and Architecture (CLOUD 2017), Dubai.
  • 2017 International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC), Serbia.
  • 2017 IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud: Workshop on Data Science for Intelligent Decision Support (DS4IDS), Czech Republic.
  • 2017 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), Calabria, Italy.
  • 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Singapore.
  • 2016 Special session DS4IDS for ICCSA-2016 (International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications), Beijing, China.
  • 2016 International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC)
  • 2015 ISA@CSCC - Special Session on Intelligent Systems and their applications - 19th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers, Greece.
  • 2015 ASDS@ECSA - Workshop on Architecting Self-Managing Distributed Systems - European Conference on Software Architectures.

Invited talk:

  • 18th Workshop From Objects to Agents(WOA 2017). Invited talk for Ph.D students: A trust-aware, self-organizing system for large-scale federations of utility computing infrastructures

Ph.D. Students, schools, courses

  • 2016 - 18th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS), Catania, Italy – Organizer
  • Teacher of the Doctoral course DES (Discrete Event Simulation) Ph.D. Programme in Computer Science, XXXIII cycle, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania.
  • I have co-supervised, along with Prof. Corrado Santoro, Ing. Massimiliano De Benedetti, Ph.D. student in Mathematics and Computer Science, XXX cycle, Department of Mathematics and informatics, University of Catania. The activity of co-supervision lasted 3 years, from Novembre 2014 to November 2017. Massimiliano De Benedetti has defended a Thesis entitled Integration of distributed autonomous systems through a multi-layer, IoT-based hierarchical approach
  • I have been co-supervising, along with Prof. Corrado Santoro, Ing. Fabio Leonardi, Ph.D. student in Mathematics and Computer Science, XXXII cycle, Department of Mathematics and informatics, University of Catania. The co-supervision started on November 2016 with a project entitled Big data analytics and predictive maintenance for industrial and robotic applications and will end on November 2019.

Collaborations